Friday, 1/28/11, is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster that took the lives of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Where we you?
I was 16 and had stayed home from school with a stomach virus. I was laying in my bed watching the launch on TV. Back then, we didn't have 759 TV channels and news on 24 hours a day. The local station had interrupted regular programming and was airing the lift off of the shuttle. I still remember thinking it was all a mistake, that just a piece of the shuttle must have exploded. How could it just explode? I remember crying, thinking about how horrible it must have been for the family members to have watched their loved ones die.